Zayo Launches Shielded Internet Access Offer in U.S. and Canada

New and existing clients in key markets in the United States and Canada may now take advantage of a new product offer from a worldwide provider of fiber-based communications solutions, Zayo Group. The offer, called Shielded Internet Access, includes some of Zayo’s most popular services: Dedicated Internet Access, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection, and CloudLink.

Zayo’s Shielded Internet Access offer is initially available in Phoenix, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Indianapolis, Seattle and Toronto with availability in other markets following in 2022.

The offer allows users to bundle their Internet, Internet security, and their direct connection to the cloud – all delivered on one multi-service port. Clients would benefit from a mix of high-speed Internet and multi-layered DDoS protection, which employs modern technology to detect possible threats before they have a detrimental impact on operations.

“Shielded Internet Access demonstrates Zayo’s commitment to supporting our customers’ demands by delivering streamlined, best-in-class solutions that are easy to implement,” said Dan Stoll, Managing Director of Regional Networks at Zayo. “Our unmatched global network combined with this new bundle of services provides customers with the secure connectivity that takes them anywhere they need to be in the most convenient, cost-effective way possible.”

Expanding Network Infrastructure

Photo Dan Stoll, Managing Director of Regional Networks at Zayo
“Our unmatched global network combined with this new bundle of services provides customers with the secure connectivity that takes them anywhere they need to be,” said Dan Stoll, Managing Director of Regional Networks at Zayo.

In addition to this new product offering, Zayo is continuing to invest in and expand its network infrastructure, especially in areas where Zayo’s new product offering is available initially. This involves improving connections to buildings and data centers, as well as providing public and private sector clients with greater high-capacity access. Zayo continues to invest in and extend its network infrastructure in key markets throughout the world, with more product packages planned for 2022.

Zayo’s extended network in Phoenix covers around 100 route miles in the West Valley, including Goodyear, Avondale, El Mirage, and other nearby areas, offering consumers with high-capacity connection and fiber path variety. Zayo is also laying 200 route miles of fiber in Pinal County, spanning the development regions between Phoenix and Tucson, as part of the E-rate program, which offers money for internet connection to schools, libraries, and consortia.

Zayo installed 105 miles of additional fiber in the Dallas-Fort Worth region in 2021, with another 60 miles planned for 2022. This comes on top of the previously disclosed 822-mile long-distance dark fiber line connecting Dallas and Atlanta, two of the country’s most important data and colocation markets. Two other long-haul lines, one connecting Dallas to Phoenix and Los Angeles and the other connecting Dallas to Denver, will be completed in the third quarter of 2022, adding almost 2,700 route miles to Zayo’s already expansive North American network.

Next to that, Zayo has 532 miles of new long haul dark fiber lines in Denver, offering a connection to Salt Lake City through the I-70 corridor, with 177 miles of additional long haul fiber planned for 2022, bolstering Zayo’s current Denver-Dallas route. Zayo also has 400G wavelength capacity between Denver and Omaha, with a 400G wavelength to Salt Lake City set to be completed by the end of the year. In the first quarter of 2022, a new 400G enabled route linking Denver and Dallas will be completed.

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